The development will completely renovate the flats to provide a mix of homes, including: most for sale on the open market, some for rent through Manchester Methodist Housing Association, and some available under a shared ownership scheme. The lower storeys will be converted into bars, restaurants and shops and a hole will be punched in the frontage facing Park Square to provide an entrance from the city centre.
Two blocks (including the North Block - the tallest part of the buildings) have been cleared, leaving only its concrete shell.
Park Hill flats were lit up for an art show by Swedish artist Annika Eriksson. The show, called Maximum Happiness, was part of the Art Sheffield 08 festival.